Rosemary McClure is an award-winning Los Angeles–based travel and lifestyles writer and editor. Her work has appeared in newspapers across the country, including the Los Angeles Time and The Washington Post, as well as in Travel, Coast Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Preservation Magazine and Islands. McClure has twice won the Lowell Thomas Travel Writer of the Year award, the highest honor bestowed on travel writers. She has a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and has taught at the University of California and California State colleges.